Tech Douchebags Retired

Tech Douchebags

TDB is a twelve-step program for technology snobs disguised as a comedic interview podcast - humorously helping geeks confront their digital narcissism and unhealthy attachment to their gadgets & devices.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.

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30: The Doomsday Prepper

October 19, 2014 at 3:15PM • 37 minutes • Wiki Entry

In this week’s meeting, Josh Centers of TidBITS shares his desire to live more self-reliantly as a "country bumpkin" while still having access to technology, having more contrast in his life with time away from the online grind, how his rural upbringing in the South glides him through step eleven, and how if you're a technophile, many people assume that you're rich.

In addition, we discuss how Apple's simple mantra of "it just works" isn't true anymore, whether or not there's a need for a yearly release cycle for operating systems, how most people view password authentication as an obstruction, and the Apple Watch coming, why the public treats fashion brands psychologically different than electronics brands.

It concludes with Josh agreeing to an accountability challenge in resisting the urge to upgrade his Mac to OS X 10.10 Yosemite until Thanksgiving.

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